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Best Actress 2015: Is red the new gold?

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by Jazz Tangcay Will 2015’s Best Actress race be The Year of the Redhead? It’s only July and some might consider it a bit too early to be making any predictions about who’s going to win, but we can’t help ourselves. Amy Adams is already generating buzz for her upcoming role in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes. Julianne Moore already has one award under her arm after winning Best Actress in…

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OscarWatch: An Early Look at the Best Actress Race

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As we head into another Oscar season you’ll see an array of representations of male characters of all ages and walks of life. Old, young, fat, thin, handsome, unattractive – you name it, they never run out of stories to be told about them. Women, such is not the case. Women have the choice of being the Bond girl, the superhero love interest, the regular love interest who helps male…

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The Homesman, international trailer

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Written, directed by, and starring Tommy Lee Jones. The story here is Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank as prairie folk escorting three insane women across the frontier from Nebraska to Iowa. As disappointed as it may be to see that Meryl Streep is not one of the insane women, it’s still good to hear dialogue laced with the same wry laconic wit McCarthy and McMurtry might write. (thanks, Mikhail!)

Betty Anne Waters on Casting Hilary Swank

Betty Anne Waters on Casting Hilary Swank

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From Conviction, Tony Goldwyn talks to Betty Anne Waters about casting Ms. Swank in the lead: Casting Hilary Swank for Conviction from sashastone on Vimeo.

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Aronofsky, Swank, Duvall and James Schamus to Honored at Gotham Awards

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It was just announced that Darren Aronofsky, Hilary Swank, Robert Duvall and Focus Features’ James Schamus will all be presented with a Career Tribute award at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards‚Ñ¢ on Monday, November 29th at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, New York.

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Toronto Festival Diary: Day 2 and 3

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On Friday morning I attended a screening of Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go. Adapted by Alex Garland from the Kazuo Ishiguro novel, starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield, the film attempts to explore many difficult questions about life through an extraordinary story. I had not read the book before watching the film and I am glad that I didn’t because I could fully immerse myself as this…

Of Searchlight and Swank – Explainer

Of Searchlight and Swank – Explainer

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Nikki Finke wonders aloud about why Fox Searchlight has taken the plunge again on a Hilary Swank project, which re-teams director Tony Goldwyn and screenwriter Pamela Grey (who last worked together on the Diane Lane female fantasy pic, a Walk on the Moon; she also wrote Music of the Heart) with a rewrite by Richard LaGravenese. Maybe the answer is that¬†co-presidents¬†Nancy Utley and Jim Gilula are gluttons for punishment. Because…

Dead and Famous Women in the Oscar Race

Dead and Famous Women in the Oscar Race

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This year, especially in the Best Actress category, it feels like there are more true-ish stories being told than fictional ones. Manohla Dargis points this out in her article on all of the dead women being revived this year: For actresses, it is no longer enough to be young and beautiful onscreen, they have to be dead and famous, too ‚Äî one of history‚Äôs immortals. Filmmakers have long resurrected the…

First Review for Amelia

First Review for Amelia

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Ray Bennett at the Hollywood Reporter gives the film a rave: LONDON — Freckle-faced, prairie-voiced and fiercely independent, Hilary Swank’s depiction of aviator Amelia Earhart in Mira Nair’s biographical film “Amelia” is of a high order. It ranks with recent real-life portrayals of Ray Charles by Jamie Foxx and Truman Capote by Philip Seymour Hoffman and could be similarly awards-bound. Stephanie Carroll’s handsome production design re-creates the 1920s and ’30s…

Meryl Streep on Conan

Meryl Streep on Conan

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This Hulu vid of Conan O’Brien is the full thing, with ads and all. You’ll eventually get to Meryl Streep. Streep is probably looking at another Oscar (16th?) nod for Julie & Julia, unless the field is over-crowded. So far, the strongest contenders are YOUNG — Carey Mulligan (who is absolutely brilliant in An Education and is, to my mind, the one to beat), Abbie Cornish for Bright Star, Hilary…